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UCS Update - September 11
09/11/2020
Positive news from across UCS
UCS Update - September 4
09/04/2020
Positive News from across the district from the past week

Dear Switzer Families,

I hope everyone had a nice summer and is looking forward to another great year at Super, Swell Switzer Elementary.

We look forward to working with you as we begin the new year with remote instruction.  Our teachers are committed to delivering quality education to our students and making the connections that make the difference in your child’s learning.  If you choose to remain at Switzer in the remote learning, you do not need to do anything. Your child’s schedule is already being built and teachers will remain the same through the year, even if we transition back to in-person learning. If you choose to go into the Utica Community Schools Virtual Academy for the 1st semester, that choice must be made by Friday, August 14 by following the instructions here.

You can expect frequent communications from us as we look forward to the start of the 2020-21 school year.  I want to share a few things as we prepare for this new year:

  • Switzer is still under construction and we are working out of Morgan Elementary on Mound Road. Phone service is limited until the power is restored.
  • While we are in our temporary office, we are limiting visitors to those who have a specific reason to visit the school.We ask that you please EMAIL officeswitzer@uticak12.org to schedule an appointment. You may also call 586-797-5800 and ask for the Switzer office. Prior to entering the building, you will be asked to do a pre-screening, wear a facemask, use a hand sanitizer that is located inside our door and observe social distancing.
  • Although building access is being limited, please know that we are always happy to talk and work with you to answer your questions over the phone.You can call 586-797-5800 and ask for the Switzer office or email us (officeswitzer@uticak12.org ) with your contact information and we will reach out as soon as possible.
  • We anticipate teacher assignments being emailed to you on August 28.
  • The structure of a typical in-person school day is being used as a guide for the remote learning.For instance, your child’s schedule will begin at 8:20 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m.Both synchronous (real time learning with the teacher) and asynchronous (learning experience created by the teacher which are accessible at any time) will be used with whole class, small group and/or individualized instruction.We will provide you with more specific information in the upcoming days.
  • We have had a few questions about a recommended school supply list.We are preparing lists and will share those with you shortly.
  • Every student this year will receive a district issued device.These devices will have single sign-on for your child and will be loaded with the applications (apps) and resources that our teachers will use to support learning.We will sharing a schedule with you soon on how the devices will be shared with your family.

We are excited to be partnering with you again as we look forward to the start of school on September 1st.  Both the district and our school will be communicating with you further to provide you with a better understanding of the supports your child will have and what their days will look like.  There is a great deal of information on the UCS Website at this link to answer many of your questions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email or call the MORGAN office at 586-797-5800  

Thank you for your continued support,

Jacob Palmer

 

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

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